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Poll: Apr13 CN Imaging/Sketching Semi-Finals Poll! (15 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Here are the the April 2013 CCD Imaging & Processing Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.

Oleg Bryzgalov

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Globular Star Cluster M3
This picture was photographed April 8,11 and 15 2013 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.
Equipment: reflector S&D 10". f/4.7
Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L=31*300 sec. and 14*600 sec., bin.1 RGB: 15*600 sec. each channel, bin.1 Total 12.5 hours.
Processed Pixinsight 1.8 and Photoshop CS6.
Crop center, 66,7 %
Full size: http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream



themis_greece

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NGC 2403 HaLRGB

Location:Santa Panteleiomon,Greece
Date:04/03/2013
Telescope:190mm Mak-Newtonian
Mount:NEQ6-Pro.
Camera:QHY9 M.
Filters:Baader LRGB 2" Baader Ha 7nm 2"
Guiding:TS OAG + LODESTAR
Exposures:LUM 1h 50m+R 30m+G 30m+ B 45m + Ha 1h:00m
Calibration Frames:50xBIAS,22xFLATS,35XDARKS.
Capture:Nebulosity 3.
Stack:Deep Sky Stacker.
Processing:Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS6.


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Tanks for watch Themis



Jared

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Cigar Galaxy / M82
April 18, 2013, 04:00am - 07:30am UT, Oakland, CA (2.9 NELM/Bortle white)
40 minutes luminosity binned 1x1, 5 minute subexposures
30 minutes each HaRG&B binned 1x1, 5 minute subexposures
Captured in Maxim DL; Reduced in CCD Stack; Post processed in Photoshop

Planewave CDK 12.5" @ f/8; Astrophysics AP-900 mount; SBIG STXL-6303 with self-guiding color filter wheel



Please vote for your favorite image to send to the finals. Voting will conclude on May 8th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!



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#2 Oleg Bryzgalov

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:46 AM

Jared, congratulations!
A perfect picture of the galaxy.
Oleg.
 

#3 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

Congrats to Jared, he is your finalist for the CN Imaging/Sketching Contest!

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#4 Jared

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

Thanks, Oleg, I loved your M3 as well. I hope to hold up the honor of the CCD Imaging and Processing forum in the finals. :)
 

#5 themis_greece

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

Congratulations Jared amazing picture fantastic job... Keep shooting.
Thanks all from me.
 

#6 Jared

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Thanks, Themis!
 






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